I cant spend a TON of time playing with new stuff, not as much as I would like. I got to try out circle CI to the point of getting to work and getting to understand HOW it works, which is the most important take away really.
The upsides are that I am not familiar with another weapon in the development arsenal. I believe, however, that it is overkill for my meager purposes of simple deployment. I have decided to just stick with pushing directly to GH pages and serving the content from there.